jacqui morgan

Watercolor and burlesque … a dreamy combination! This is the work of American artist Jacqui Morgan. Does her name sound familiar? It might, as she was one of the first women to work as a full time illustrator in the early 1960s… in fact, one of her claims to fame was a poster for New York’s iconic nightclub, Electric Circus! I received an email from her cousin, Barbara, submitting on behalf of Jacqui. She passed away in 2013 and Barbara is lucky enough to have some of these sassy ladies in her home {a significant remainder of Jacqui’s work went to the Norman Rockwell Museum.} Thanks so much to Barbara for reaching out – I love this work, and I love Jacqui’s inspiring story … Read Jacqui’s very full / interesting bio.

comments (7)

  1. Michael Joyal /// 05.23.2017 /// 1:33pm

    Thank you for giving us a wonderful history lesson. She could be one of the artists for book two of your women artists series. You know there’s gotta be more than one.

  2. Gretchen Kelly /// 06.13.2017 /// 9:31am

    I remember her work. I was a kid and followed all the contemporary illustrators in the 60s. I aspired to be one myself. I loved pushpin studios too- all time favorite.

  3. barbara smolen /// 06.17.2017 /// 11:18am

    Thank you so much for posting these images, the bio and links about my late cousin. She was spunky, fun, talented… and yet down to earth. The burlesques are my personal favorites too, and I am thrilled that you, Jealous Curator, share my enthusiasm enough to post this. I am so glad that perhaps in this venue a new generation can see her work and learn about Jacqui’s creative and trailblazing life. Thank you again.

  4. the jealous curator /// 06.17.2017 /// 8:54pm

    my absolute pleasure, barbara

  5. denise deGoumois a/k/a "auntNiNi" /// 08.16.2017 /// 11:16am

    I’m Jacqui Morgan’s “web master.” been keeping her site going, but I;m getting old.

    Anyone interested in taking on task?

  6. denise deGoumois a/k/a "auntNiNi" /// 08.16.2017 /// 11:30am

    web site is http://www.jacquimorgan.com

  7. Anthony Fata /// 08.29.2021 /// 10:48am

    Jacqui! I remember you fondly. You taught me so much about watercolors. My love of it comes from you. You will always be remembered.